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time around. obama then looked forward to his next and final four years in office calling an end to the politics of division and saying the united states could achieve anything if it acted as one. >> a decade of war is now ending. an economic recovery has begun. america's possibilities are limitless, for we possess all of the qualities this world without boundaries demand, youth and drive, diversity and openness. an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize it together. >> our washington correspondent was there. you were at the inauguration. obama had quite a big wish list. take us through it. >> well, it is not really a wish list. inaugural speeches are not the place for a wish list. but you can read between the lines. i would sum it up with two words, unity and equality. a message to republicans meaning let's work together for a change to try to make things better in america, especially economically speaking and also for the budget. now equality is something that rsonates very
faithfully swear. that will i will execute the president of office of united states. >> obama described his priori priorities for the second term. he said prosperity must rest on the shoulders of a rising middle class. >> no single person can give our children what they need for the future or build the roads and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. we must do these things as one nation and one people. >> obama begins his term with several battles looming. he's try to work with the republicans to revamp laws and avoid defaulting on the national debt. ♪ and the rockets red glare ♪ the bombs bursting in air >> pop star beyonce sang the national anthem. her performance capped off the proceedings of the inaugural parade. then the president walked the route from the capitol building down pennsylvania avenue to the white house. his first inauguration true almost two million people. this time an estimated 700,000 turned out. >>> algerians are counting the human cost of a four day stand off after a natural gas facility. the victims were from eight countries. >> tr
of the united states, barack obama, and michelle obama. the vice president of the united states, joe biden, and dr. jill biden. they are at the reviewing stand. a beautiful couple. [indiscernible] the president of the united states and first lady, followed by the vice-president of the united states, joe biden, and dr. jill biden. united states secret service -- [indiscernible] chairman senator charles schumer, senator lamar alexander, representative john boehner, house democratic leader nancy pelosi. [indiscernible] concluding the presidential press corps, the united states park police. [indiscernible] ladies and gentlemen, the parade continues to 17th street. [indiscernible] this is your chance to show your appreciation to the president of the united states, barack obama, and the first lady, michelle obama, as well as the vice president of the united states, and joe biden, and dr. jill biden, on their way to 17th street. ladies and gentlemen, making their way to the reviewing stand, the vice preside of the united states, joe biden, and dr. jill biden. every town seems to have its main str
execute. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> obama described his priorities for his second term from the domestic economy and diplomacy to climate change. he talked about values and principles common to all americans. he said prosperity must rest on the shoulders of the rising middle class. >> no single person can train all the math and science teachers we'll need to equip our children for the future. or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. now, more than ever, we must do these things together as one nation and one people. >> obama begins his second term with several battles looming. he'll try to work with republicans in the house of representatives to revamp gun control laws and avoid defaulting on the national debt. ♪ the rockets red glare ♪ the bombs bursting in air >> pop star beyonce sang the national anthem. her performance capped off the official proceedings ahead of the inaugural parade. then the president walked the capitol route from the building to the white house. the inauguration four y
>>> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> president obama takes the oath of office to begin his second term. hear what he said during his address that took some by surprise. >> and the 49ers are super bowl bound, what challenges some fans are facing if they want to see the game in person. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am julie haener. >> president obama parked his second inauguration. he took the both with his hand on two bibles. one used by lincoln at his first inauguration and one used by dr. martin luther king, jr. >> preserve, protect and defend, the constitution of the united states. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> john roberts administered the holt and president obama and daughters stood by his side. >> for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do well and a growing number barely make it. >> the weather was chilly but michelle obama and president obama took time to walk some of the parade walk. >> and the ball is un
begun. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack obama. >> we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands. and in this capacity for risk and the gift for reinvestment. >> congratulations, mr. president. -- >> we are made for this moment and as long as we seize this together -- >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and help provide capital for key, strategic decisions. we offer expertise and tailor solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for - hi, neighbour! tonight, my babysitter prince tuesday is coming over to take care of me. and then we're going to school with all of our friends! i'm so glad you're here with me. and, i'll be right back! is made possible in part by... the richard king mellon foundation. dedicated f
, martin luther king and barack obama, the president of the united states, it's a great day to celebrate being an american and the democratic system which has allowed barack obama to be re-elected, african-american man, it would have been almost unthinkable when martin luther king was assassinated, but it has come true. his dream has come true. >> freedom is so important, and this country is all about freedom. that's why everybody wants to come here and live in america. today, you felt that, you felt the dream and the hope and the people. that's what makes america so great. it's wonderful. >> keep dancing. the fans are loving you moving. >> thanks, piers. come dance with me later. >> i will. >> this is sort of like getting audio -- an audio enema, your entire body. you got it. >> chris tucker. >> that's it. >> wow, on this lovely note, we will take a brief break. >> eat your heart out. >> let's do a dance. what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. we've got a lot o
of the united states. obama obviously had to learn all that was required to be president for on-the-job training. it is possible to conclude observing the weighty legislation pastoring his first term, obama is a quick learner. it seems he grappled with challenges that the economic crisis and formulation of the stimulus package haltingly commenting heavily on economic abasing. the most appropriate, on the stimulus program is the nation did not falter and sent economic expansion is occurring. the bailout of the automobile industry seems to be a success. the health care legislation frequently lacked presidential leadership and judgment of most observers and final configuration yet to be determined. all of this took place with minimal experience. how well is obama meeting the measures of a successful president? he has probably seen as protecting america's but the use of drones, special forces killing osama bin laden and members of al qaeda. his withdrawal of troops from iraq and plans for removal from afghanistan is greeted with approval by the majority of americans feared at the moment, obama secur
michelle obama. and finally, the man of the hour. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> in honor of martin luther king day, the inaugural invocation was delivered by myrlie evers williams. the wife of the slain civil rights leader, medgar evans. >> 100 years after the emancipation proclamation and 50 years after the march on washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors. >> vice president biden was sworn in by supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. ♪ ♪ oh beautiful >> then, james taylor's rendition of "america the beautiful." ♪ then the moment was at hand. the president swore his oath on two bibles. one was abraham lincoln's, the other dr. martin luther king junior's. >> protect and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> and unlike four years ago, chief justice roberts and the president made it through, using the correct wording. ♪ >> barack h. obama! >> and then came the pres
to see the introduction of the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. as you watched her grow in this role the last four years, what do you think? >> well she has done -- she is a, the most popular person in america just about. she has firmed up the sense of this family as a very responsible family that people can relate to, which was not always going to be obvious. so i think she has had that important role. she has not had the role hillary clinton had of getting involved in public policy. and i wouldn't be surprised -- and this is something she is capable of doing so i wouldn't be surprised over the second term if she drifts more in into that role. more publicly, i think she has had a significant role behind the scenes. >> jill biden has just been introduced to the crowd and taken her place. mark? >> i think it's remarkable, when she started in the campaign in 2008, where the remark about, i've never been more proud of my country, she was attacked and became a political listening rod, and it's been a very conscious, concentrated and effective effort to bring her back to the
president of the united states of america, barack h. obama. [applause] [applause] [applause] >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you so much. >> vice president biden, mr. chief justice, members of the united states congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens -- each time we gather to inaugurate a president we bear witness to the enduring strength of our constitution. we affirm the promise of our democracy. we recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. what makes us exceptional -- what makes us american -- is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: "we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." today we continue a never- ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time. for history tells us that while these truths may be self- evident, they've never been
moment there with the president of the united states and the first lady. barack and michelle obama, coming into this absolutely, hard to describe how big this place is. must be 40,000 people here going absolutely crackers for their president and first lady. i don't know about you, erin, but that was a fine thing. i was struck by the number of cameras. it was like everyone turned into the paparazzi. everybody was videoing it. i was videoing it. i wanted to be a part of history. jennifer hudson, too, looked absolutely amazing. sang beautifully. the president, we know he loves al green. know he loves "let's stay together." i thought that was a magical, magical moment. >> i have to say, for all of you watching at home, in the old days, they come to the ball, there's the tv cameras. this is 40,000 people, here, they say it could be that many. >> yeah. >> and you're out there on the stage, and you're dancing alone. for an entire song, alone. it's not like the first dance at your wedding. >> i danced at my wedding in front of 52 people. >> you're sitting there with their screens up and yo
of a new term for the 44th president of the united states. >> i barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> declaring his journey incomplete, the president lays out a bold second term agenda and calls a nation to action to work together. >> you and i as citizens have the obligation to shape the debates of our time. not only with the votes we cast but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideas. >>> also tonight, everything our cameras witnessed along the way. the pageantry, the spectacular scene here in washington. and a family caught in the act of being themselves. our special coverage, "nightly news" begins now. >>> the second inauguration of barack obama. this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. reporting tonight from washington. >> and good evening from capitol hill, where president barack
as we continue. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack obama. >> i barack obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> constitution of the united states. >>> constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal. is the star that guides us still just as it guided our forebearers, just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone. to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on earth. my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize it together. ♪ my country r ♪ to thee we sing r ♪p ♪ o say does that ba
, that it wouldn't go well, and president obama did stumble on the words united states. i didn't check on it, but is fox news reporting it because he's from kenya. >> this is what happened to president obama. it's such a shock that a black dude is president of the united states, and he actually won again. even to himself the president damn, can you believe it, the united states. that's how he said it. >> i didn't see that. i felt that he owned it, he won but the whole idea to say united states like--that's not true at all. we're not united in anyway, shape or form. >> we're not united. look around. our chick-fil-as are not even united with the states. >> john: are you going to have a teddy roosevelt big stick, do you see a hard-core aggressive obama. >> this is when you get to be yourself. >> his nomination so far has shown he's a knew man. >> john: good enough. elon you're doubtful? >> i believe he believes in himself, and i believe that if he actually was allowed to do what he wanted to do, perhaps something would happen, but the fact is it's going to be four years of battle upon battle up
is the great hope that obama would unite the country? i think people have gotten cynical about those prospects. is that right? >> i think the tone has certainly changed over the last four years and also if inaugural address yesterday, it was not exactly a hands across america speech. >> a lot of people were criticizing the speech for being general. inaugural addresses don't necessarily go down in history as being some of the most memorable in the world. if anything, it's perhaps interesting to look at what was happening in the last week so so with the republican side of the aisle. what is its future going to be, now if they're going throw for an increase in the debt ceiling, what issues put a stake in the ground going forward? what do you expect on that front? >> i expect the republicans to fulfill the constitutional duty of the house of representatives, which is where the money stuff originates. so tax bills, spending bills, they will pass a budget. they will expect the senate to pass a budget. i will look to the republicans to hold the line on spending. even if the other body doesn't and the
to the united states the whole reason that barack obama our present exists he organized the left the prouty 81 opinions to the united states. the presumption there was by people higher up in the leadership who are afraid that he would become president. it's never clearly established but for the man that was tried and hanged as the assassin his last words why didn't you go after and that assassination fuelled barack obama senior's frustration. >> host: what are you talking to folks about barack obama, senior the term keeps coming up and this might be misleading that if you would answer, politically connected and political intrigue. >> guest: he was trained as an economist with at the university of hawaii and harvard before he got his ph.d.. but even a fairly brilliant macroeconomist. but his wives and all of his movements were in the government in nairobi in the ensuing decades filled with political frustrations. after just doing five days of interviews in kenya, three in nairobi and two of them out here my mind is spinning with all of the intrigue that i've heard. it's just one story after ano
in a new term, and those new bangs. >> the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> reporter: the president emerging, flashing his giant smile. but soon wiping away a tear during a stirring performance by the brooklyn tabernacle choir. ♪ his truth is marching on >> reporter: all eyes on the president and chief justice john roberts, who flubbed his words for years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's. this time it was the president who seemed to swallow the words. >> the office of president of the united state -- >> and will, to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then the president's address, with the theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment. and we will see this as long as we see this, together. together. together. >> reporter: the first president ever to include in his inaugural and talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal, the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> report
and yet president obama said that we are a unit country. lou: we understand thaat progras are iinadequate. if we could put this out to the audience. we understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time, we must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government. that is what will give real meaning to our ceed. in other words, the founding principles and values of the nation had no reality unless we make our government and apparently support some ideas and technology that are not even available right now. >> he hates the constitution. that's when it comes down to. we have to adapt founding principles to our changing times and needs. we must change. you know what, the constitution was written with an unchanging you of human nature in mind. the left believes it is the only thing that can change human nature on a fundamental level, corrective action. the constitution stands in the way of their grand plan to change human nature. that is why everything you hear coming out is about changing who we are as people. the tremendous reversal of all basic common sense. if
the first inauguration, barack obama was sworn in today to a second term as president of the united states. the president and mrs. obama made a brief appearance a short time ago at one of the two big inaugural balls being held tonight. two major ones taking plate plais right now. >> after leaving capitol hill the president and first lady walked several several locks to -- blocks to the white house to thousands of cheering people, he called on the country to support his agenda on a number of controversial issues. >> abc 7 nuts is here now with more on that part for us. >> just heard the president talking about seizing the moment. he seized an opportunity today to speak to a huge national audience and bypass opponents in congress. the president says sed hard work, is part of the country's character but so is working together. >> no single person can train all of the math and science teachers we need to-to-teach our children for the future. >> repeating the phrase we the people, he outlined priority autos we will rye respond to the threat of climate change. knowing that the failure to do so w
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people watched the president's ceremonial swearing in today. >> i barack hussein obama do faithfully swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> shepard: of course the actual inauguration was yesterday to keep everything constitutional. the president took the official oath of office in a private ceremony at the white house. so today was just for show. for all of us. and whatever you think of washington, this town certainly knows how to put on a show. ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states barack h. obama. [cheers] ♪ ♪ o say can you see. >> we now stand beneath the shadow of the state's capitol whose golden dome reflects the democracy of one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all. ♪ his truth is marching on. >> duties of the office upon which i'm about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. ♪ america, america ♪ god shed his
with conservatives. but the new obama manifesto, will it create an opposite effect by uniting the right? here are guys you don't often see but makes a point that obama may have pushed too far to the right this time. listen. >> talking points disagrees with president obama's priority. it's impossible to do with what the president wants to do. >> it is unlike anything i have ever seen. there is no -- not even the pretense anymore in the media of being dispassionate or objective. >> eric: has president obama gone so far west with the agenda that the conservatives in the center right may actually unite and say wow, we can't have more of this. >> dana: that happened in 2010. when the republicans had historicbe wins in the mid-term elections after the stimulus and obamacare. the things go through cycles. remember james carville wrote the democrats,be the democrat party is over. then two years later, "the republican party is over." it will take a while to find out what they can do on the right. when it comes to the left, one thing that is amazing is the difference between how they talk about obama v
. >> the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> reporter: the president emerging, flashing his giant smile, but soon, wiping away a tear, during a stirring performance by the brooklyn tabernacle choir. ♪ his truth is marching on >> reporter: and then all eyes on the president and chief justin john roberts, who flubbed his words four years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time, the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's, and this time, it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then, the president's address, just shy of 19 minutes, with a theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together. together. together. together. >> reporter: the first president ever to include gays in his inaugural, while talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be eq
on the capital's west front, barack obama relished every moment of his second inauguration. >> that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> a sea of people stretching down the mall. not as many as four years ago but still more than half a million strong, witnessed the grand ritual that every four years confirms american democracy in a uniquely american way. ♪ glory glory hallelujah >> but this was more than just a celebration. president obama is a president renewed in office by the votes of 65 million americans. he is a president with a purpose. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will see that so long as we seize it together -- >> this moment, it's more than the pomp and ceremony. for while inaugurations may be full of traditions, obama taking the oath on two bibles one abraham lincolns and one martin luther king jr.'s or the 21 gun salute or the trumpets blowing fanfare, inaugurations tell us something deeper about ourselves and the president we have chosen to lead us. >> we have always understood that when times change, so
. they were followed by jill biden and by mrs. obama. >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady of the united states, mrs. michelle obama. >> brown: and the vice president. ♪ hail to the chief and the president himself greeted by official music (hail to the chief). and by chants from the crowd. >> obama! brown: then the ceremonies got underway. the former chair of the naacp and widow of the slain civil rights leader delivered the invocation. >> we invoke the prayers of our grandmothers who taught us to pray, "god, make me a blessing." let their spirit guide us as we claim the spirit of old. there's something within me that holds the reins. there's something within me that banishes pain. there's something within me i cannot explain, but all i know, america, there is something within. there is something within. >> brown: perhaps the most rousing moment of the day came from the brooklyn tabernacle choir singing "battle hymn of the republic." ♪ his truth is marching on ♪ marching on >> brown: and then the first oath taking as supreme court justice sonia sotomayor the first of the president'
. and we're not apparently ready as a people and certainly not as an administration, and the obama administration to make those hard choices. i think we are threading water in the united states. and i think president obama is in some ways a figure of a threading water are a. >> bill: treading water because i'm an old lifeguard and diver. you are going further out to sea. you are not staying where you are treading the water and you are not going to be able to when you want to it swim into shore. you are so far offshore it's going to be almost impossible to get back. i submitted to brit hume that the president understands that if he can read or maybe he just ignores the gao report like he ignored his own debt commission. maybe he does that. maybe he is locked in an ideological jar that he just says, you know what? i don't give a fig. i'm going to do. this tough, i don't care about the consequences. maybe. if he is a man, genuinely, genuinely concerned about his country, got to see the urgency of this. yet, he does not address it. you she, -- you know, doesn't. president reagan he too
on the steps of the united states capitol. president obama did not set out to lower expectations of his second term. instead, he established the goals of a progressive agenda. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize it together for we, the people understand that our country cannot succeed when a very few barely make it. >> we believe america's prosperity must rest on the rise of the middle class. >> helping our fellow man rang throughout the second inaugural dress. he did not shy away from our moral obligation to each other ever. >> we are true to our creed when a little girl born into the poverty knows she has a chance to succeed as anyone else because she is american, she is free, and she is equal not just in the eyes of god but also in our own. >> that is an american value. the speech focused on a range of american experiences with particular attention to the people's whose lives are so different from those in the top 2% in this country. this is a president who understands clearly that represents all americans. the connection that he's ma
roberts administered the oath to president obama. >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> preserve, protect, and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheers ] >> reporter: president obama's left hand was on two bibles, one belonging to abraham lincoln, the other to martin luther king jr. following his inaugural address and a signing ceremony in the capitol, the president and vice president paid tribute to dr. king a second time, pausing at a bust of the slain civil rights leader in the rotunda. during the procession down pennsylvania avenue, the president and first lady walked part of the way and later took their place in the reviewing stand as the inaugural parade began. ♪ >> reporter: and the party continued into the night. ♪ he's president and he's on fire ♪ >> reporter: michelle obama wowed the audiences at two inaugural balls in a ruby chiffon and velvet gown by jason wu. but the celebration was not as grand as 2009
? - well, if you put it that way... - come in, unit four! what have you found? - nothing, sir. we just found some tremendous deals on cars nobody wants, that's all. barkley, out. - no! but obama wasn't really elected. don't you people care? - [choral singing] ♪ obama ♪ is president ♪ again captioning sponsored by comedy central from comedy central's world news headquarters in new york, this is the daily show with jon stewart. ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: welcome to the daily show. my name is jon stewart. the guest tonight, listen to this, settle down. supreme court justice, that's right, today on the show, supreme court... thank you very much -- supreme court justice sonnia sotomayor ( cheers and applause ) unless i believe she's coming out here. unless this is another elaborate hoax by manti te'o nemesis ronaiah tuiasosopo or as the germans refer to him (speaking nonsense). some of you may be surprised to see a supreme court justice here, one, because she is a sitting supreme court justice and two because this afternoon she was in washington administering the public oath of o
of office on the steps of the united states capitol. president obama did not set out to lower expectations of his second term. instead, he established the goals of a progressive agenda. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together. for we the people understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. >> themes of unity, togetherness, and helping our fellow man rang throughout the president's second inaugural address. he did not shy away from our moral obligation to each other either. >> we are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else because she is an american. she is free, and she is equal not just in the eyes of god, but also in our own. >> that is an american value. the speech focused on a range of american experiences with particular attention to the peoples whose really lives are s
. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> yes, it was a party for a million people. big, huge, historic. but some of the most indelible moments so small, so personal, so real. sasha and malia, swaying a few feet from the presidential pad yum. hard to maintain that energy for a whole inauguration. that is one heck of a yawn from sasha. hey, you think it's easy to take an oath of office? the president is kind of 0-2 on the big stage. and this time, it was his fault. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united state. >> that's states, states! still, a glorious morning. what do you do after reenlisting for another four years of president of the united states? you pause for 23 seconds of re-election. you think joe biden was having fun? that smile never left his face. you get the sense if a vice president could crowd surf, joe biden actually was. the president dancing this time. chewing, dancing, chewing, chewing, and chewing. is that the knickorette we hear so much about? and a presidential inauguration i
and the rise of the modern conservative movement. yesterday barack obama, the 44th president of the united states, was sworn in for his second term. the moment that will define progressive politics m years to come and one that symbolizes a renewed faith and the power of the american government. needless to say, it was a day several decades in the making. >> for the first time in history government, the people said, was not our master. it is our servant. >> government is not the problem, and government is not the solution. we, the american people, we are the solution. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not sapp our nation. they strengthen us. they do not make us a taker of nags. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> as he made a forceful case for economic equality and the social safety net president obama championed the american belief in equality of race, gender, and sexual orientation, becoming the first american president to use the word gay in an inaugural address. >> our journey is not co
of the 44th president of the united states of america. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: they wowed the crowd at the inaugural balls. president obama in white tie but first lady michelle obama in a ruby red gown by jason wu. this was the ball for the military. >> i have no greater honor than being your commander in chief. >> reporter: it had been an obama family day. malia and sasha, dad and mom. as america paid tribute. an inaugural parade that showed off the nation's talent and diversity. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> reporter: the presidential's ceremonial swearing-in witnessed by as many as 1 million people. >> congratulations, mr. obama. >> reporter: mr. obama urged cooperation, rare now in washington, to cut health care costs and the deficit. >> but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will buildi its future. >> reporter: we can make progress, he said, on immigration, gay rights, climate change and school safety. a night to remember for the ob
that he would need a very strong coalition, very, very strong relations and good relations with the united states, and cooperation with the united states and other countries in order to make sure that evil regime in iran does not become nuclear. >> let's talk about the relationship with the united states. president obama is already in his second term. if netanyahu wins his third terrell do you expect their relationship to remain, well, as frosty? >> well the relationship between president obama and prime minister netanyahu has been pretty tense over the last four years and i'm not sure that there is a love affair between the two but then diplomacy, politics, foreign relations are not really about love affairs. they are about common interests. i believe there is a come machine interest between the united states and israel in many, many areas including the will and the wish to stop iran. but what i do believe will be very necessary for the prime minister and the president to meet as quickly as possible, as soon as an israeli government is formed for the israeli prime minister to go to the wh
where the united states is not at war, if you look at the way the obama administration essentially boxed congress out of any effective oversight role of the covert aspect of u.s. foreign policy, what we really have is a president who has normalized for many, net -- many liberals, the policies they once opposed under the bush and ministration. this has been a war presidency. yesterday as president obama talked about how we don't need a state of perpetual war, multiple u.s. drone strikes in yemen, a country we are not at war with, where the u.s. has killed a tremendous number of civilians. to make, most disturbing about this is john brennan, who really was the architect of this drone program and expansion of the drone program, these guys are sitting around on tuesdays at the white house come on terror tuesday, discussing who was going to live and die across the world. >> what do you mean terror tuesday meetings? >> that is what is referred to. senior white house official said they internally refer to them as terror tuesdays, when they go over the list of potential targets. there on basebal
ball and listen closely to what he told the crowd. >> i'm proud to be president of the united states, but i am prouder to be -- (cheers). i am he proud to be vice-president of the united stat states. and proud to be president barack obama's vice-president. >> greta: you heard right he said he's proud to be president. a slip of the tongue or was vice-president biden hinting at 2016. go to gretawire.com and tell >> announcer: meet jill. she thought she'd feel better after seeing her doctor. and she might have, if not for kari, the identity thief who stole jill's social security number to open credit cards, destroying jill's credit and her dream of retirement. now meet amanda. with a swipe of her debit card, she bought some gas... and an all-expense-paid trip to hawaii for ben. ben is the identity thief who used a device called a skimmer to steal her information from her card to open a fraudulent account. every year millions of americans ju like you learn that a little personal information in the wrong hands could wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft, and no one helps stop i
husband barack obama had his public oath administered today. remember when the two famously fumbled >> i will execute the office of president to the united states faithfully >> that i will execute the office... >> faithfully, the office of president of the united states >> the office of president of the united states faith fli sniem courteous, kind and forgiving. the president was nervous then. it's understandable. let's watch them do it again this time. while you're watching, imagine you're mitt romney >> that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states >> the office of president of the united states >> and will to the best of my ability. you know, romney is watching. i guarantee you it's one of the first times a devout mormon has ever used the fraiz, oh, [bleep]. of course mr. romney was not in attendance. there were stars aplenty. who better to spot them george stephanapolous. >> look at that crowd gathering now. morgan freeman, i think. right there on the capital steps. bill russell. i'm sorry. thank you, david remnick. >> jon: now. when george stephanapolo
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